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    Posted: 02 June 2012 02:49 PM #31

    New iPhone to debut with Dual-Band 40nm BCM4334 Broadcom Wifi, significant power savings and Wifi Direct/iOS AirDrop

    The BCM4334 is a step up from the 65nm BCM4330 used on the ?new? iPad and the iPhone 4S and notably is built on a smaller, more efficient 40nm process…we are looking at nearly half the power required for Wifi. That should add some power savings to offset the bigger screen and LTE radios. The power savings will also help Apple in making a thinner phone with a thinner battery.

    http://9to5mac.com/2012/06/02/new-iphone-to-debut-with-dual-band-40nm-bcm4334-broadcom-wifi-significant-power-savings-and-wifi-directios-airdrop/

    The new iPhone will be the first iOS device that meets that Apple standard for AirDrop and therefore we could easily see the Lion adhoc file sharing protocol added to iOS 6…an iOS AirDrop feature could make sharing between Macs and iOS devices and between iOS devices…beyond simple.

         
  • Posted: 02 June 2012 02:50 PM #32

    Pats, What say you? This new chip sounds really encouraging for improved battery life even with LTE, no?

    http://9to5mac.com/2012/06/02/new-iphone-to-debut-with-dual-band-40nm-bcm4334-broadcom-wifi-significant-power-savings-and-wifi-directios-airdrop/

         
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    Posted: 02 June 2012 11:00 PM #33

    Sure, that’s great news.  But Wi-Fi Web surfing has never really been the power drain problem for iPhones.

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    Posted: 03 June 2012 11:52 AM #34

    Mav - 03 June 2012 02:00 AM

    Sure, that’s great news.  But Wi-Fi Web surfing has never really been the power drain problem for iPhones.

    Agree with Mav, the real story for iPhone 5 will be the display technology.  Recent rumors point to use of an LTPS panel with integrated touch sensor?

    The technology was presented by Toshiba as the Integrated Capacitive Touch Sensor project at SID last year, when the company presented a 7-inch LTPS (low-temperature polysilicon) thin-film transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD). The technology enabled integrated touch panel function by forming the display pixel electrodes and TFT within the LCD panel using LTPS TFT technology and creating a detection circuit for electrostatic capacitance changes between the electrodes and the peripheral object.
    By applying the in-cell technology, Toshiba manages to reduce the touch panel?s thickness by 57% to about 1 mm, as well as its weight by 48% to 225 g. Additionally, the surface reflection ratio is reduced by 10%.
    The technology saves both resources and power, providing crisp, clear images with minimal reflection in natural or bright environments.

    One other display technology that seems to be headed to Apple devices soon is Sharp’s IGZO

    Sharp Corporation (head office: Abeno-ku, Osaka; Takashi Okuda, President) and Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd. (head office: Atsugi City; Shunpei Yamazaki, President) have jointly developed a new oxide semiconductor (IGZO) technology with high crystallinity. This material will enable even higher resolutions, lower power consumption, and higher performance touch screens, as well as narrower bezel widths for LCD display panels used in mobile devices such as smartphones. Details of this new development will be presented at the 2012 SID Display Week Symposium to be held in Boston, USA, on June 5 as part of the annual international conference of the Society for Information Display.
    This jointly developed new IGZO technology imparts crystallinity in an oxide semiconductor composed of indium (In), gallium (Ga) and zinc (Zn). Compared to current amorphous IGZO semiconductors, it enables even smaller thin-film transistors to be achieved and provides higher performance. This new material is expected to be adopted for use in LCD displays for mobile devices such as smartphones where the trend toward higher screen resolutions is growing increasingly strong. Further, it can also be adapted for use in organic EL displays which hold out high expectations for the future. Although challenges to commercialization remain in terms of both service life and production, the two companies will continue to push ahead with R&D in anticipation of future market needs.

    [ Edited: 03 June 2012 01:38 PM by pats ]      
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    Posted: 05 June 2012 06:19 PM #35

    More on Sharp & Japan Display from SID

    At a press conference that Sharp had June 1, 2012, the company showed LCD and OLED panels that use the newly-developed IGZO TFT. It showcased a 4.9-inch LCD panel whose pixel count and resolution are 1,280 x 720 and 302ppi and a 6.1-inch LCD panel with a pixel count of 2,560 x 1,600 and 498ppi.

    “We have established a technology to mass-produce an LCD panel with a resolution of up to 500ppi with no problem,” the company said.

    Japan Display Inc developed a 2.3-inch LCD panel whose resolution is as high as 651ppi and pixel count is 1,280 x 800.

    The company claims that it is a direct-view-type display whose resolution is the highest level in the world. The pixel pitch of the panel is 39?m.

    The high resolution was realized by using low-temperature polysilicon TFTs as driver elements. The resolution is about two times higher than that of Japan Display’s panel being mass-produced for smartphones. The panel can display characters that are as smooth as printed characters and do not have jaggies and can provide realistic sensations equivalent to those of gravure pictures, the company said.

         
  • Posted: 06 June 2012 12:25 PM #37

    Gentle Mormon is really bearish on the new iPhone to be released later this year He thinks iPhone will only yield 32% YoY unit growth and thus iPhone will lose significant share this holiday quarter (assuming 50% YoY market growth). He thinks he’s a bull but he’s really extremely bearish (and/or extremely dumb).

    http://blogs.barrons.com/techtraderdaily/2012/06/06/apple-piper-jefferies-mull-iphone-tv-subsidies/?mod=yahoobarrons

         
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    Posted: 06 June 2012 03:49 PM #38

    adamthompson32 - 06 June 2012 03:25 PM

    Gentle Mormon is really bearish on the new iPhone to be released later this year He thinks iPhone will only yield 32% YoY unit growth…

    It’s fantastic that 49 million iPhones in a single quarter is considered bearish.

    ...we remain comfortable with our 49 m unit estimate (up 32% y/y) for the Dec-12 quarter.

         
  • Posted: 07 June 2012 03:30 AM #39

    Drew Bear - 06 June 2012 06:49 PM
    adamthompson32 - 06 June 2012 03:25 PM

    Gentle Mormon is really bearish on the new iPhone to be released later this year He thinks iPhone will only yield 32% YoY unit growth…

    It’s fantastic that 49 million iPhones in a single quarter is considered bearish.

    ...we remain comfortable with our 49 m unit estimate (up 32% y/y) for the Dec-12 quarter.

    Yes, he remains comfortable as a really, really big bear on iPhone. What a joke this idiot is.

         
  • Posted: 07 June 2012 03:36 AM #40

    Looks real to me. But what do I know.

    http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/12/06/07/video_shows_purported_next_gen_iphone_uni_body_backplate_in_detail.html

         
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    Posted: 09 June 2012 01:48 AM #41

    Nice 3D render. Just different enough.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0yYw3y_fYE&feature=player_embedded

         
  • Posted: 09 June 2012 09:10 AM #42

    Drew Bear - 09 June 2012 04:48 AM

    Nice 3D render. Just different enough.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0yYw3y_fYE&feature=player_embedded

    Call me a little skeptical.  I think it could be a test mule.  The glassy finish at the top and bottom seem a tad inelegant and small for a new design.

    [ Edited: 09 June 2012 11:38 AM by ByeTMO ]      
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    Posted: 12 June 2012 05:27 PM #43

    Here’s a screenshot from yesterday’s WWDC keynote. Anyone else think the iPhone in the car dock looks different from the 4S? Is Apple messing with us? Or is it an optical illusion because of the angle of the shot?

    [ Edited: 12 June 2012 05:30 PM by Drew Bear ]      
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    Posted: 12 June 2012 11:24 PM #44

    I wasn’t the only one to notice.

    Apple trolling us with fake images of the iPhone 5?

    http://www.idownloadblog.com/2012/06/11/apple-showed-off-the-iphone-5-to-everyone-but-no-one-noticed/

         
  • Posted: 12 June 2012 11:28 PM #45

    Drew Bear - 12 June 2012 08:27 PM

    Here’s a screenshot from yesterday’s WWDC keynote. Anyone else think the iPhone in the car dock looks different from the 4S? Is Apple messing with us? Or is it an optical illusion because of the angle of the shot?

    WOW! Nice catch.